JPB MUSIC

FINE INSTRUMENTS


As the list of Fine & Old Instruments is constantly changing, please enquire for current Stock List. We currently have in excess of 400 instruments in stock, from `Starter' outfits, to Quality New and Old Instruments. Old/Antique instruments will all have been through the workshop, and be properly set-up, and ready to play, although we are happy to change strings, subject to conditions. Where commission sale instruments are being sold by us, no warranty is given, and the sale is between the buyer & seller .


INSTRUMENT OUTFITS A small selection is detailed on this page, however, please ask for any others makes or models: Outfits


These superb instruments are available with different levels of setting up.
  1. Ex-factory setup, supplied ready to tune and play, as priced.
  2. Standard setup, supplied ready to tune & play but with more stringent checks and adjustments made and fitted with Dominant Strings. P.O.A.
  3. Fully improved, supplied ready to tune & play. Benefitting from the following improvements: Hand cut bridge & soundpost; Pegs and fingerboard fully fitted and checked; Top nut and bottom saddle checked and fitted with Dominant Strings. P.O.A.
Setups 2 and 3 can be undertaken at any time, before or after purchase.
Special prices are available on application for Makers and Teachers who wish to set up the instrument themselves and to have the instruments supplied "bridge down" etc.

Outfits can be sent out by Mail Order, but we strongly recommend that better quality and old instruments are collected. You are of course always welcome to visit us and try out the instruments in our comfortable `Trying Out Rooms', by appointment please to ensure our undivided attention, and to `book' the room. Although we are open Monday - Friday, we are often able to open on a Saturday, but by Appointment only.

When you upgrade an instrument purchased from us, to a better instrument, our policy is to refund the original purchase price (less VAT), assuming that the part exchange/outfit is in a satisfactory condition for resale. Simple but fair! An outfit comprises Instrument, Bow, Case and a rosin, everything you need to start!

NEW INSTRUMENTS/OUTFITS - VIOLINS

All outfits are supplied from stock, set-up using the factory supplied strings, and bridge, unless specified otherwise. When ordered by mail order, we de-tune the strings slightly to avoid damage in transit.


The New Prima 90 Violin Outfit

This New instrument replaces the Mayflower instrument, and has Rosewood fittings instead of stained hardwood fittings, and a new Primavera Case Price £94.


Available in Sizes 4/4 - 1/16,this Chinese Violin looks and sounds much better than you would ever expect. A favourite with Teachers and Schools, to encourage new players.

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The New Primavera 100 Violin Outfit

From the same stable as the Prima 90, this outfit represents the next step up in playability. Made using tonewoods, with ebony fittings.

Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes
Priced at £110, ready to tune & play.
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The New Primavera 200 Outfit

The Primavera 200 is now the New Primavera 200, and is an upgraded and improved instrument with a new Primavera case and Primavera Composite Bow.


A definite improvement over the Primavera 100, this violin is very popular among teachers & professionals, who appreciate its' superb tonal characteristics. It now has an upgraded Case & carbon fibre bow. Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes.
Priced at £150,
ready to tune & play.
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Primavera 200

Hidersine Vivente Premium Student Violin

Selected Straight Grained Spruce Table Graphic Flamed Maple back and Ribs Ebony Fittings Supplied in a shockproof rectangular shaped case with detachable straps. Octagonal brazilwood stick bow with Simulated Whalebone lapping Hidersine rosin. Now supplied with Thomastik Vision strings.

JPB Special Price, Professionally Setup, ready to tune and play Only £155

Available currently in 4/4, ¾, ½ Sizes

Click here to download pdf leaflet
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New Primavera 200 Antiqued Violin Outfit

This Instrument has just arrived with us, and really is a superb looking instrument which sounds as good as it looks. It is a great upgrade on the standard P200, and probably should have been given a new identity by the manufacturers. It is supplied with D'Addario Prelude strings, Carbon Fibre bow and rectangular case, so the whole package is a great improvement.
Supplied fully setup at only £192
 Primeravera 200 Antiqued Violin Outfit
Hidersine Piacenza Violin Outfit

This beautiful Instrument has just arrived. When we were asked to trial this violin, we not only found it to be superb, but we named it! Fitted with Thomastik Vision strings, and supplied in a quality rectangular Hidersine case, and carefully set up by us this has to be almost unbeatable value for money. It not only sounds good, but its looks are unbelievable.
Made in tonewoods throughout.Click here for pdf brochure page to download

Normally Priced at £260 - £290, from JPB only £230, ready to tune and play. Also available with Wittner Fine Tune Pegs £250.00
Piacenza Violin
The New Primavera Loreato Violin Outfit

The Loreato is now the New Primavera Loreato, and is an upgraded and improved instrument still with a Rectangular case and now a Primavera Composite Bow. Price is £215 setup ready to tune & play. Available in 4/4 - 1/2 sizes.


Fitted with Thomastik Dominants 35.00 extra
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Soundpost Supremo Violin Outfit

From the same maker as the Primavera outfits, this intermediate violin is attractively presented in a rectangular case. Made in tonewoods throughout and with quality fittings, and has `semi antiqued’ low gloss varnish with superb flaming on the back. This is a super instrument for an enthusiastic player. Supplied with a good carbon fibre bow. Available in 4/4 size only (Case colour varies)
Priced at £345, ready to tune & play
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Westbury Violin Outfit

From the same supplier as the Primavera outfits, this intermediate violin is attractively presented in a shaped plywood case, With a Carbon Fibre composite black bow and quality fittings Available in 4/4 - 1/8 sizes

Priced at £270. ready to tune play.
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GEWA IDEALE VIOLIN OUTFIT
It is beautifully made Instrument, with a tonal quality to outshine & out perform the competition in this price range. In fact when tried by a group of teachers in a blind test they all assumed it to be valued around £700-£800 for the violin alone! The mature sound belies its price, and all in all, it is a magnificent package. Each Instrument is expertly set up & fully improved to the highest possible standards by us, so you can be sure that all it will need is a tune, and it is ready to go. Fitted with Thomastik Vision Nylon strings a wittner tailpiece and ebony fittings, this instrument just begs to be played. This Instrument would suit any player, either as a second instrument for teachers & professionals, or for a first instrument for the aspiring student. In stock in 4/4 & ¾ sizes, and ½ size to order. They are supplied with a Blue Gewa Lightweight Styrofoam rectangular case, and an ebony frog, octagonal stick brazilwood bow.
ONLY £430 Click here for brochure page. It is also available as a Violin Only for: £385 ¾ & 4/4 Sizes only (½ SIZE TO ORDER)
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Westbury Antiqued Violin Outfit

New from the Westbury Range this cracking outfit plays as well as it looks. A splendidly flamed 2 piece back and tastefully antiqued front has a high gloss spirit varnish, and all adds up to a lovely instrument. Add to this a full Luthier set up instrument with Ebony fittings and you have a perfect instrument for the aspiring student. Supplied with a Rectangular violin case and Brazilwood bow. Price from JPB only £405 and as instrument only at £360.00 well below RRP Dominants fitted as an optional extra at the special price of £35  
Westbury Antiqued Violin Outfit
Westbury Antiqued Violin Outfit
NEW
HIDERSINE VERACINI VIOLIN OUTFIT
Hidersine have done it again, and produced yet another fantastic violin outfit. This superb antiqued instrument is targeted at players progressing well, and looking to get beyond the student level instruments. It is superbly presented in a rectangular case with padded ruckstraps, blanket & hygrometer.


The Instrument is strung with Thomastik Vision strings, and has ebony fittings. The Antiquing is very tasteful, and really looks superb. The beautifully flamed back is either a 2 piece or single piece. It is only available as a full size violin outfit.

We are launching this instrument outfit fully setup at only £360, well below what others are charging, as we want to get it being played and enjoyed! Supplied fully setup by Master Luthier, John Sydenham.

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The above range of Violin Outfits describes the most popular models. We always have others in stock, and of course our immense buying power means that we often have special offers. We will never compromise quality however, and any such special offers will of course be covered by the same warranties and `set ups' as all of our new outfit instruments. Please remember that if you want, for example, the strings upgraded, we will fit them Free of Charge. You just pay for the upgraded strings, and then have the original factory strings as emergency spares!
STENTOR VIOLINS, VIOLAS, CELLOS & BASSES
We have not pictured most of the Stentor range of instrument outfits,as they are so well known. They are available in a wide range of sizes and the prices are as follows:
STENTOR 1 VIOLIN       FROM 83.00 - 91.00
STENTOR 1 VIOLA                139.50
STENTOR 1 CELLO     FROM 320.00 - 425.00
STENTOR STUDENT BASS    675.00
ANDREAS ZELLER VIOLIN   FROM 195.00
FRANZ SANDNER VIOLIN    FROM  449.00
FRANZ SANDNER CELLO  FROM  2700.00


STENTOR 2 VIOLIN                              130.00
STENTOR 2 VIOLA                            160.00 - 170.00
STENTOR CONSERVATOIRE VIOLIN 4/4 209.00
STENTOR 2 CELLO                  FROM 363.00 - 487.00
STENTOR CONSERVATOIRE BASS    1500.00
ANDREAS ZELLER VIOLA                  275.00
FRANZ SANDNER VIOLA         FROM 530.00 - 850.00
STENTOR ELYSIA VIOLA                   645.00
STENTOR ARCADIA VIOLA                750.00
INSTRUMENTS ONLY (NEW) Instrument prices as shown here refer to a standard luthier set-up; Instruments available may have a higher set-up level, which will of course be reflected in the sale price.
Gewa Ideale Violin

A Superb Entry level Quality violin from Gewa. Made with tonewoods & ebony fittings and fitted with Thomastik Vision strings Instrument only £385.00, as an outfit with rectangular case and brazilwood bow with ebony frog Only £430.00 
 GEWA IDEALE VIOLIN
 Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Concerto

This lovely instrument is a new model from Gewa, and really performs and sounds well
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  • Red brown transparent natural resin varnish
  • Spirit hand varnished
  • Flamed back
  • Inserted purfling
  • Ebony fittings
  • Original Aubert bridge
  • Wittner fine tuning tailpiece
  • Thomastik Vision strings
  • Ebony chin rest
  • Fully Set-up by John Sydneham
Available and in stock in 4/4; ¾ sizes; ½ Size to order

JPB Special Price: £480
Gewa Concerto
The Westbury Antiqued Violin

4/4 to 1/2 only, this violin really takes the Westbury range to the peak of its performance. It is made from the best figured maple and spruce, with inlaid purfling. It features a fitted Aubert bridge, and fitted soundpost, to ensure the ultimate in playability. Superbly specified and presented, this lovely instrument has to be played to be believed, ready to tune & play. Priced at only £380 and as instrument only at £360.00
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The GEWA MAESTRO RANGE - Click here to download pdf leaflet

Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Maestro I A This is the entry level model in the Gewa Maestro range, but it is superb value for money, and ready to be used by experienced players or aspiring students. Well set-up by John Sydenham, and fitted with Thomastik Dominants, this Violin is excellent value for money. JPB
  • Chestnut brown natural resin varnish on gold coloured base slightly shaded
  • Spirit hand varnished
  • Better flamed back
  • Inserted purfling
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Available Antiqued Price £580 (Both Models)
  • Available Latin Finish (Oil Varnish) Price £550
Gewa Maestro 1A
 
Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Maestro II B
The next model up in the Gewa Maestro range, this instruments just builds on the marques reputation. Again well set-up by John Sydenham, and fitted with Thomastik Dominants, this Violin is excellent value for money.
  • Latin Colour
  • Gold-yellow transparent natural resin varnish
  • Oil hand varnished
  • Better flamed back
  • Siberian spruce top with fine annual rings
  • Inserted purfling
  • Ebony fingerboard
Price £640
Gewa Maestro 2
Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Maestro III

This superb Chinese Violin is hand varnished & finished in Gewa's workshops in Germany to the highest standards and fitted with Dominant strings. Fully checked over by John Sydenham, and adjusted as necessary to the highest playing standards. As with the rest of the range this Violin represents excellent value for money.
  • Dark red brown, transparent natural resin varnish, lightly shaded
  • Spirit hand varnished
  • Very beautifully, deeply flamed back
  • Spruce top with fine annual rings
  • Inserted purfling
  • Ebony fingerboard
Price £780

Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Maestro III A
  • Latin Colour
  • Gold yellow transparent natural resin varnish,slightly shaded
  • Oil hand varnished
  • Beautifully flamed back
  • Siberian spruce top with fine annual rings
  • Inserted purfling
  • Ebony fingerboard
Price £780
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 Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Maestro IV A

This lovely violin is tastefully distressed to look naturally used, but not old! Set up by John Sydenham it is fitted with Dominant strings, and sounds really professional. A full depth and warm sound, with none of the harshness apparent in some new instruments. Gewa are well known world wide, and are probably the largest instrument wholesaler in the world, so you can be sure that this is good value.
  • Dark red brown transparent natural resin varnish, slightly shaded
  • Spirit hand varnished
  • Very beautifully, deeply flamed back
  • Spruce top with fine annual rings
  • Inserted purfling
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Priced at only
£650.00
Gewa Professional Antiqued Violin
Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Maestro IV B

Physically much as the rest of the range, but more delicately shaded. This instrument sits toward the top of the Gewa Maestro range, and the result it gives is absolutely superb! Fitted with Thomastik Dominants
  • German Style, Red brown transparent natural resin varnish.
  • Antique Style Spirit hand varnished
  • Beautifully, deeply flamed back
  • Spruce top with fine annual rings
  • Inserted purfling
  • Ebony fingerboard
Priced at only £890.
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Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Maestro V
  • Dark red brown transparent natural resin varnish, slightly shaded
  • Spirit hand varnished
  • One part, beautifully flamed back
  • Spruce top with fine annual rings
  • Inserted purfling
  • Ebony fingerboard

Price £1050
Gewa Maestro 5
Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Maestro VI A
This lovely Chinese violin is absolutely fantastic. It is made of the best 10 year air dried European Tonewoods, and perfectly set up by our fully trained Luthiers. It gives a full depth and warm sound, with plenty of `punch' when you need it for that solo you want to show off with. This violin will musically take you wherever you want to go! It is supremely attractive to look at, not only from the front, but also it has a very attractive figured back with Maggini Copy special cut inlays. Fully setup by John Sydenham, fitted with Box fittings and Thomastik Dominant Strings. This really is good value.
  • Red brown transparent natural resin varnish
  • Spirit hand varnished
  • Spruce top with fine annual rings
  • One-piece, beautiful slab cut and flamed maple back
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • With edge inlays as illustrated
Priced at only £1650.00
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Gewa violin Instrumenti Liuteria Professional line
This lovely Chinese violin is amongst the best violins currently available, and really at a very realistic price. It is made of the best 10 year air dried European Tonewoods, and perfectly set up by Mae Fudge, who we are pleased to announce has now joined our team of Luthiers after working for Cremona House in Bristol for many years. It gives a full depth of sound and its tonal quality makes it very suitable for the Professional player looking for an instrument to perform with. It has plenty of `punch' when you need it for that solo you want to show off with, or can be played quietly for that delicate sonata. With a superbly figured and flamed one piece back, boxwood fittings and strung with Thomastik Dominants this really is good value.
  • Orange red brown transparent natural resin varnish
  • Spirit hand varnished
  • Tasteful antique imitation
  • Spruce top with fine annual rings
  • One-piece, beautiful deeply flamed maple back
  • Ebony fingerboard
Priced at only£1,100 from JPB. Compare this with the London shops!!!
Gewa Pro ANtiqued
Gewa Pro Antiqued
JPB Music as always provides you with the best Instruments at the most competitive prices. We try to keep our overheads down so that we can pass on significant savings to you our customers. All of the above instruments are full Luthier setups, and represent exceptional value for money. The quality of these instruments matches and even betters in many cases what you would pay many £1000's for if you were looking at old instruments. They will not depreciate, just get better with time!
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JPB are now pleased to be stocking the magnificent Eastman range of Instruments.

We are concentrating currently on the Master and Master Junior Instruments as these are particularly good value for money, perform really well and have a very good appearance. One of the beauties of Eastman handcrafted and hand varnished instruments is that they are consistently good, unlike some modern instruments. The Eastman Master series models employ the latest advances in the technique of plate tuning, a method that helps makers fine-tune the graduations of the top and back plates to get the best possible sound from each unique piece of wood. Research into old master instruments, texts, and technical experiments, come together in the creation of some of the finest workshop instruments available today. We are also stocking the Heritage Baroque Violin, at an amazingly low price to launch it!
Junior Master Violin
  • New Instrument for 2011
  • `Strad' copy.
  • Hand Carved from good quality highly figured maple & spruce with inlaid purfling.
  • Tuned plates for optimal sound and response.
  • Beautiful hand-applied multi-layer spirit varnish in the early 20th century Markneukirchen German fully antiqued style style
  • Ebony Fingerboard and top nut.
  • Ebony pegs & Hill Style tailpiece & single E adjuster.
  • Fitted Despiau Bridge.
  • Fitted Soundpost
  • Fully set up, ready to play with Larsen Tzigane strings
  • 4/4 size only.
All these points to a modestly priced quality instrument with good projection, tone colour, and playability JPB Introductory Price £720
Download PDF leaflet about these exceptional instruments
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Master Violin
  • New Instrument for 2011
  • `Strad' copy.
  • Hand Carved from good quality highly figured maple & spruce with inlaid purfling.
  • Expertly tuned plates for optimal sound and response.
  • Beautiful hand-applied multi-layer spirit varnish in the early 20th century Markneukirchen German fully antiqued style style
  • Ebony Fingerboard and top nut.
  • Ebony pegs & Hill Style tailpiece & single E adjuster.
  • Fitted Despiau Bridge.
  • Fitted Soundpost
  • Fully set up, ready to play with Larsen Tzigane strings
  • 4/4 size only.
All these points to a modestly priced quality instrument with good projection, tone colour, and playability JPB Introductory Price £920
Download PDF leaflet about these exceptional instruments
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Heritage Academy Violin
  • New Instrument for 2011
  • Baroque Model.
  • Hand Carved from premium quality aged highly figured maple & spruce with inlaid purfling.
  • Expertly tuned plates for optimal sound and response.
  • Beautiful hand-applied multi-layer spirit varnish in the early 18th century English fully antiqued style.
  • Maple Fingerboard with deocorated inlay.
  • Ebony Inlay on Neck Button.
  • Bone Shaped Top Nut
  • Box Old English pegs
  • Baroque Maple tailpiece with inlay matching fingerboard.
  • Fitted Quality Baroque Bridge.
  • Fitted Soundpost
  • Fully set up, ready to play with Pirastro Chorda Gut strings
  • 4/4 size only.
  • All these points to a modestly priced master instrument with outstanding projection, tone colour, and playability.
  • Supplied with Certificate or Authenticity.
JPB Introductory Price £920, yes really just £920!
Download PDF leaflet about these exceptional instruments
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 LA LUTHES PARIS PRESTO*

This lovely Chinese made violin hand finished by the esteemed La Luthes Paris Workshops in France. It is amongst the nicest violins currently available, and really at a very realistic price. It is made of the best 10 year air dried European Tonewoods, and perfectly set up by John Sydenham. It gives a full depth of sound and its tonal quality makes it very suitable for the Professional player looking for an instrument to perform with. It has plenty of `punch' when you need it for that solo you want to show off with, or can be played quietly for that delicate sonata. With a superbly figured and flamed one piece back, boxwood fittings and strung with Thomastik Dominants this really is good value.


Priced at only £1,050 from JPB. Compare this with the London shops!!!
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Martin Beare Handmade Violin

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• Appearance : Antiqued, hand applied
• Parts : Italian style boxwood pegs & button (not as per picture)
• Strings : Thomastik Dominant
• Varnish : Imported alcohol varnish
JPB Price: Only £1200

Click here todownload PDF leaflet
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Yang Ming Antiqued

This superb Hand Made Chinese Violin is another of the DeLille range, selected and imported by them to Belgium, where it is carefully varnished using European varnish. The instrument is then hand finished by John Sydenham and set up by Steve Strong here, resulting in the best collaboration of Chinese and European skills. Fitted with the best ebony fittings, and Zyex A,D, & G strings, and an Olive E, this has to be one of the best sounding new instruments available today. Few instruments can truly compete with the Yang Ming violins, especially at this bargain price.


Priced at only £1480.
Yang Ming Antiqued
Bridge Woodstock & Siren Violins
We are fortunate to have been selected as main agents for the fantastic Bridge Acoustic Instruments. These superb violins carry the signature headstock typical of Bridge, and are all professionally set up by Bridge in their workshops. They are tastefully antiqued and fitted with Pirastro Tonica strings
Woodstock (4 String) Launch Price Only £800.00 (rrp £1400)
Siren (5 String) Launch Price Only £900.00(rrp £1500)


Click here to Download Brochure Page pdf about these fine instruments
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Melcas Chinese Hand Made Violin
Melcas Concert Vintage Violin. A beautiful violin, perfectly setup in our workshops, and strung with dominant strings. Made with European tonewoods, two piece back and ebony fittings, (pearl eye pegs and tailpiece). The sound and looks of this instrument put it in the highest category.
Initial Launch Price £750
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Melcas Concert Vintage Violin
 ANTIQUE VIOLINS
 


Good Old South German Violin
This fine old German violin, made in Markneukirchen in the early 1900's, is a good example of the excellent instruments made in that region. Completely and tastefully restored by John Sydenham, this violin is just waiting for a new owner, who will appreciate its sweet sound and good looks. It has a finely flamed 2 piece back. Strung with Dominants, this violin has a beautifully clear sound, which will of course improve with playing. Price £1500 
Good Old South German Violin
Good Old South German Violin
Frederick Cannon Violin 1921.
This is a good example of this fine London Makers work. It is in superb condition and has been tastefully restored by John Sydenham, and strung with Dominants. The 2 Piece back exhibits some fine flaming. Whilst the varnish on the table exhibits some crackling, it does not detract from the overall instrument. It is typically sweet and gentle toned. Price £2800, a bargain price for such a good old english instrument by this fine London maker.
frederick Cannon Violin
frederick Cannon Violin
Good Old German/Czech Border Violin
This fine old violin, made around the German Czech Border, in the early 1900's, is a good example of the excellent instruments made in that region. Completely and tastefully restored by Steve. Strong, this violin is just waiting for a new owner, who will appreciate its sweet sound and good looks. It has a beautiful one piece back with super `flaming'. Strung with Dominants, this violin has a beautifully clear sound, which will of course improve with playing.Price £800  
Good Old German/Czech Border Violin
Good Old German/Czech Border Violin
This is only a small selection of our everchanging stock, please enquire for others, as we have many others, and also instruments awaiting restoration and subsequent sale.
VIOLAS

Instrument prices as shown here refer to a standard luthier set-up; Instruments available may have a higher set-up level, which will of course be reflected in the sale price.


We have not included pictures of these Viola outfits, please refer to requisite violin picture.

Stentor 1 Viola Outfit
Same specification as the Stentor 1 violin, and available in sizes from 12" to 16" Price £139.50
Primavera 100 Outfit
Same specification as the Primavera 100 violin, and available in sizes from 12" to 16" Price from £132.00
Stentor 2 Viola Outfit
Same specification as the Stentor 2 violin, and available in sizes from 12" to 16½" Price from £160
NEW Primavera 200 Outfit
Same specification as the Primavera 200 violin, and available in sizes from 12" to 16" Price from £165.00
Andreas Zeller Viola (pictured below)
Same specification as the Andreas Zeller violin, and available in sizes from 13" to 16½" Price £275 
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NEW Loreato Outfit

Same specification as for Loreato violin, and available in sizes from 14½ to 16" Price £275.00
Piacenza Viola Outfit

Same specification as the Piacenza Violin, but fitted with Factory steel strings. Superb Viola! Supplied with a fine Brazilwood bow, and plywood based rectangular case, with rucksack straps
Currently only available in 15 ½" & 16", superb value for money Price £310.FITTED WITH DOMINANTS PLEASE ADD £40 (SPECIAL PRICE)
Westbury Outfit
Same specification as for Westbury violin outfit, and available in sizes from 15" to 16½"Price £295.

Antiqued version £495.00

Other outfits available, please enquire.

Antique & `Pre-Owned' Violas

VIOLAS ONLY:

NOW STOCKING: THE JAY HAIDE MODEL L'ANCIENNE VIOLA IN 15½", 16", AND 16½" SIZES PLEASE CLICK LINKTO OPEN LEAFLET ON THIS MAGNIFICENT NEW INSTRUMENT.

PRICE, FULLY SET UP & IMPROVED AND FITTED WITH THOMASTIK DOMINANT STRINGS ONLY £ 1550
(R.R.P. IN EXCESS OF £ 2000)
Gewa Maestro 4, Antiqued Viola
A very attractively and sympathetically antiqued viola. Made in China, and hand finished and varnished in Gewa's workshops in Mittenwald, Germany. Manufactured of the highest quality tonewoods, and fully set up by us. Strung with Dominants, these superb Violas sound as good as they look. Good value for money, with an astoundingly rich and clear tone. Available in 15" -16" sizes.
Price £ 950
Please Note that we always aim to have in stock the whole Gewa Maestro range of instruments, but of course the permutations of size and model sometimes make this impossible, however, if not in stock we can generally obtain them within a week! Please Enquire
Other Gewa Maestro Models: Maestro 1 Antiqued (14"-16½): £ 550, Maestro 2 (15"-16 ½); £ 730, Maestro 3 Antiqued: £ 840 (15-16")
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The Westbury Antiqued Viola

Available in 15", 15½" and 16" sizes, this viola really takes the Westbury range to the peak of its performance. It is made from the best figured maple and spruce, with inlaid purfling. It features a fitted Aubert bridge, and fitted soundpost, to ensure the ultimate in playability. Superbly specified and presented, this lovely instrument has to be played to be believed, ready to tune & play. Priced at only £530.
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The Eastman Concertante
An excellent step up for intermediate players. Offered as instrument only or can be made into a bespoke outfit- please browse our extensive options.
Sizes 15", 15½", 16", 16½" finished with spirit varnish and antiqued option with Ebony Guarneri chinrest, pegs, tailpiece, topmast and fingerboard. Supplied setup and fitted with Larsen strings.
Standard Varnish £545
Antiqued Varnish £635
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The Eastman Young Master
An excellent step up for advanced players. Offered as instrument only or can be made into a bespoke outfit- please browse our extensive options.
Sizes 15", 15½", 16", hand finished with spirit varnish with antiqued aspect with Ebony Guarneri chinrest, pegs, tailpiece, topmast and fingerboard. Hand crafted maple & spruce body. Supplied setup and fitted with Larsen strings.

Antiqued Varnish £920
 Eastman Young Master Viola
CELLO OUTFITS

Please note that all Cello Outfits come with a soft cover and a bow, unless otherwise advised.
Vivente Cello
HIDERSINE VIVENTE OUTFIT


Superior Quality Student Cello Outfit . Selected Straight Grained Spruce Table. Graphic Flamed Maple back and Ribs. Black Hardwood Fittings. Ebony pegs and fingerboard. Seasoned maple bridge. Alloy tailpiece comprising 4 integral fine tuners. Supplied in a 10mm padded deluxe bag. Complete with octagonal brazilwood stick bow and Hidersine rosin. This superb outfit performs much better than you would expect in this price range and the semi matt varnish finish makes it look really classy and exhudes quality!
Available in ½ ¾& 4/4 Sizes.
£425 supplied fully setup ready to tune & play
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Piacenzo Cello Outfit


This superb Hand Made Cello, is selected by us to give you a superb sounding cello, that looks amazing. It sounds and looks far better than you would anticipate at this price. Ideal for your second cello, or to take you up to the higher grades, not only because of the price, but its playability, and be assured it will take you far further than you would expect. We believe that you will find that this instrument performs at least as well as cellos selling at twice the price.
Supplied with a quality cover and bow.
Set up, ready to Tune & Play.
Available in 4/4 Size only
Priced at only 750.00 FITTED WITH JARGAR MEDIUM STRINGS PLEASE ADD £75 (SPECIAL PRICE)
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Cremona Student Cello


This is an ever popular student cello, Chinese made, as of course most are, but to exacting standards. The feedback we have had on these instruments enables us with confidence to recommend them to Teachers, Schools and Pupils alike. The workmanship of the cello is superb, they are well finished, and sound extremely good. These instruments are definitely a step up from the Student instruments you have been used to, and if looked after will hold their price, always an important consideration with a student instrument
Available in 1/8 - 4/4 Sizes;
Set up, ready to tune & play; Price £680
Mayflower Cello Outfit

This is the entry level Starter Instrument. Very well made in China and is outstanding value for money. It is well appointed, and performs very well. Hand carved workshop cello, with ebonised fittings.

Ready to tune & play

Prices ½-¼ Cello £369 ¾ - 4/4 Cello £415
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This Chinese instrument, is very well made and is excellent value for money. It is well appointed, and performs very well. Hand carved maple and spruce workshop cello, with ebony fittings and inlaid purfling completes the cello. Ready to tune & play.

Price 1/10 - 1/8 Cello £430
Price ½ - ¼ Cello £480
Price ¾ - 4/4 Cello £525
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Another Chinese instrument from the Primavera range. It is superbly made and is excellent value for money. It has everything you would expect from a superior student instrument, is well appointed, and performs very well. It is made from hand carved maple and spruce, with ebony fittings and inlaid purfling. This cello deserves all the praise that the i ndustry has recognised it with!

Price 1/8 to 4/4 Cello £735.00
 
Stentor Conservatoire Cello Outfit
The Stentor Conservatoire Cello has been designed for the progressing student. It is hand carved from attractive selected tonewoods, finished in Shellax TM varnish. The outfit includes a lightweight hard case and good quality wood bow.
Sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4

Price ½ - ¼ Cello £770
Price ¾ Cello £844
Price 4/4 Cello £900
GEWA IDEALE CELLO
We are delighted and proud to announce that we are one of the first stockists in the UK to have been chosen to sell the Gewa Ideale Cello. It is beautifully made Instrument, with a tonal quality to outshine & out perform the competition in this price range. When we trialled this cello with local teachers they were amazed at the sound produced, and the quality of finish and set-up. The mature sound belies its price, and all in all, it is a magnificent package. Each Instrument is expertly set up & fully improved to the highest possible standards by us, so you can be sure that all it will need is a tune, and it is ready to go. Fitted with a wittner tailpiece and ebony fittings, this instrument just begs to be played. This Instrument would suit any player, either as a second instrument for teachers & professionals, or for a first instrument for the aspiring student. In stock in 4/4 & ¾ sizes, and ½ size to order.


Basic Price, ONLY £1180  

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This superb tastefully antiqued cello, is the top of the GEWA Maestro range of cello's, and is truly amazing. It not only looks stunning, but performs as well as it looks. It is competitively priced at only £4,200fully setup by John Sydenham, and strung with Pirastro Permanent strings.

Other Gewa Maestro Cellos also stocked
Maestro 1 £1210
Maestro 3 £2150 - £2350
Gewa Maestro 2 CelloGEWA MAESTRO 2 CELLO

This superb 4/4 Cello from GEWA has been fully improved and set up in Germany in GEWA's Workshops. Fitted with Nylon strings, this really does perform well. The cello is labelled Maestro, GEWA GmbH. The cello has a superb rounded tone, and exceptional resonance, which will not only enhance your playing today, but will improve with time. Priced at only £1,390 (Latin finish, £1718 (Spirit Varnish), an absolute bargain for such a professionally finished Cello.

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JPB are now pleased to be stocking the magnificent Eastman range of Instruments.

We are concentrating currently on the Master and Master Junior Instruments as these are particularly good value for money, perform really well and have a very good appearance. One of the beauties of Eastman handcrafted and hand varnished instruments is that they are consistently good, unlike some modern instruments. The Eastman Master series models employ the latest advances in the technique of plate tuning, a method that helps makers fine-tune the graduations of the top and back plates to get the best possible sound from each unique piece of wood. Research into old master instruments, texts, and technical experiments, come together in the creation of some of the finest workshop instruments available today. We are also stocking the Heritage BaroqueViolin, at an amazingly low price to launch it!
Young Master Cello Strad
  • `Strad' copy.
  • Hand Carved from premium quality highly figured maple & spruce with inlaid purfling.
  • Expertly tuned plates for optimal sound and response.
  • Beautiful hand-applied multi-layer spirit varnish in the early 20th century Markneukirchen German fully antiqued style.
  • Ebony Fingerboard and top nut.
  • Ebony pegs & `Witttner Style tailpiece & 4 adjusters.
  • Fitted Despiau Bridge.
  • Fitted Soundpost.
  • Fully set up, ready to play with Larsen strings.
  • 4/4 size only.
  • All these points to a modestly priced master instrument with outstanding projection, tone colour, and playability
JPB Introductory Price £1950
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Master Cello Stradivari
  • Intermediate/Professional level..
  • Hand Carved from premium quality highly figured maple & spruce with inlaid purfling.
  • Expertly tuned plates for optimal sound and response.
  • Beautiful hand-applied multi-layer spirit varnish fully antiqued style.
  • Ebony Fingerboard and top nut.
  • Swiss model Ebony pegs .
  • Fitted Despiau Bridge.
  • Metal Alloy Tailpiece.
  • Endpin Carbon fibre shaft & brass key.
  • 4/4 & 7/8 Stradvari.
  • Fully setup & improved by John Sydenham and fitted with Larsen Strings
JPB Introductory Price £3600
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Antique Cello's

Several cellos are currently in the workshops being renovated and improved. These will be added to our stock as they become available. We will continue to ensure that the cellos have realistic price tags, thus making JPB the automatic choice for Instrument supply.
Starter Bows - Brazilwood with ebony frogs and horsehair
Violin, all sizes from       23.00
Viola ¾ & 4/4, from         25.00
Cello, all sizes from        35.00
Bass, all sizes from       52.00


FULL RANGE OF QUALITY BOWS IN THE BOW SECTION OF THE WEBSITE. Please telephone for any Bow enquiries. A no obligation Approval Scheme is available for home trial of better bows, at no cost, except the cost of return postage by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Alternatively try the bows in person, in our comfortable `trying out' room. Please remember, to ensure our full attention during your visit, please telephone for an appointment.
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